Salvador Cueva (b. 1986) moved to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2013, where he began working as a photographer for an advertising agency. Since then, Cueva’s personal series have been recognised internationally across various digital platforms – images acclaimed for their representations of time and memory in the urbanised, almost ornamental metropolis. Brightly coloured structures tie into the wider mould of the city, communicating a sense of endless construction. Elsewhere, windows, balconies and fire escapes become part of a sample of contemporary life. Highly stylised, the images – taken in New York and Cuba – highlight globalised growth through the use of sweeping pinks and digitalised blue skies. What each photograph achieves is an overwhelming and perhaps unsettling sense of repetition. Shapes, colours and structures draw the eye in to the formulae that create today’s mechanistic landscape. www.salvadorcueva.com.
Photo Docks Art Fair 2016
Photo Docks Art Fair launches its eighth edition on 16 September. Established in 2007, the event provides a platform for gallerists, artists and enthusiasts to view photography and digital art.
Finland’s Backlight Photo Festival marks its 30th anniversary and 100 years of independence with a touring exhibition of seven Finnish artists.